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CribMaster's decision was based on Motion Industries' "exceptional performance in areas such as strategic execution, marketing, and revenue growth that have significantly impacted the organization’s business."
7.29.2016
10:36am
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Although we're in the middle of another quarterly earnings reporting period, the top three items on ID this past week were articles, including the salespeople segment of our annual Salary Report.
7.29.2016
10:05am
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While organic sales and operating profit declines continued for Kaman Industrial Technologies, the declines were considerably smaller than in Q1.
7.28.2016
4:55pm
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Promoted from Midwest and international sales manager to VP of sales, Jim Small now oversees the company's Harrington brand in the U.S. and Mexico and the KITO and Peerless brands in Central and South America.
by Harrington Hoists
7.28.2016
1:41pm
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Oracle's CEO Mark Hurd said his company intends to invest heavily in both Oracle and NetSuite's cloud applications for engineering and distribution.
7.28.2016
11:15am
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Material handling products supplier Magnetek — acquired in September 2015 — boosted total sales by 16 percent and by 22.3 percent in the U.S.
7.28.2016
10:09am
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Along with the the company's acquisition of Lovejoy announced earlier this month, Timken said it recently closed a bearing plant in the U.K. and opened a new service center in Denver, CO for the repair of electric motors, generators and gearboxes.
7.28.2016
9:57am
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Industrial market organic sales sunk another 10 percent in Q2, following a 13.7 percent slide in Q1, while organic sales grew in WESCO's Construction, Utility and CIG markets.
7.28.2016
9:37am
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IBC, along with distributor members McAuliffe's Industrial and Haggard & Stocking, were recognized for supporting Honda in multiple product categories for its plants in Ohio and Indiana.
by IBC
7.27.2016
3:44pm
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The company said industrial products organic sales were down in the mid-teens year-over-year, with fluid management growth offset by declines in material handling and tools.
7.27.2016
11:07am
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The company saw a nearly 10-percent drop in Control Products & Solutions sales and lowered its full year outlook.
7.27.2016
10:16am
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While alleviating pains from pricing, supplier competition and customer satisfaction may seem like a daunting task, a complete overhaul of your operations is not needed. Instead, make a plan to take just three simple steps to address them.
by Logan Paquin
7.27.2016
9:13am
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The ACS business will be split into two new segments: Home and Building Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. Those segments would have had 2015 sales of $9.4 billion and $4.7 billion, respectively.
7.26.2016
1:08pm
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Year-over-year Industrial sales dipped in Q2, but by a much smaller amount than in Q1. Organic sales were down in Industrial and Electronics and Energy, and up in Safety and Graphics, Healthcare and Consumer.
7.26.2016
12:15pm
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Current Shealy Electrical senior vice president Don Masters will take over leadership of Border States' southeast region Aug. 1, the same date BSE closes its acquisition of Shealy.
by Border States Electric
7.26.2016
11:43am
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The company's 2015 Power Solutions acquisition continues to majorly boost overall sales, while organic sales dipped from last year. Meanwhile, a considerable increase in operating expenses dragged on Anixter's profits.
7.26.2016
10:18am
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Learn about the manufacturing and distribution capabilities and services of Oak Park, MI-based Kerr Pump & Supply, an industrial pump and pump systems fabricator and distributor.
by Modern Marvels
7.26.2016
10:15am
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Along with your website, distributors can effectively connect with LinkedIn to form 1-on-1 relationships with prospects at new sales opportunities. Here's some tips on how to use LinkedIn to capture leads.
by Alex Sobal
7.26.2016
9:12am
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Scott Carnell takes over Atlas Copco's U.S. Construction division, bringing more than 32 years of industry experience to the role, with the past 10 at Atlas Copco.
by Atlas Copco
7.25.2016
5:25pm
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Former Industrial Careers Pathway chair Terry Knight recently presented to about 30 executives from the chemical distribution industry about the challenge of successfully engaging five generations in the workplace.
by Industrial Careers Pathway
7.25.2016
5:17pm
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In Wallover, Valley Forge, PA-based Houghton gains a formulator customized metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants based in Strongsville, OH.
by Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
7.25.2016
11:17am
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Foreign exchange hammered Lincoln's sales again in Q2 with a negative 32.6 percent impact, while volumes were also down nearly 10 percent from a year earlier.
7.25.2016
9:29am
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Sales guru Paul Reilly discusses a mistake many distributors make — pursuing the same opportunities competing distributors who sell the same products.
by Paul Reilly
7.25.2016
9:07am
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Though still just over half of the rig count at this point last year, the continued rig count improvement is a positive for industrial distributors and suppliers tied to oil & gas customers.
7.22.2016
1:34pm
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CEO John Lundgren will retire from the company July 31, to be succeeded by president and COO James Loree. Meanwhile, Stanley's Q2 Tools & Storage sales increased 5 percent from last year, while Industrial sales were down 6 percent.
7.22.2016
1:02pm
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Business products co-op Independent Stationers gains a distributor of industrial, contractor supply and safety products. Alliance offers 200,000 products from vendors that include 3M, WD-40, DeWalt, Snap-on Industrial, Rust-oleum, MCR Safety and more.
by Independent Stationers
7.22.2016
11:47am
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Another big week for content on ID included the results of our annual Salary Report — a look at compensation and satisfaction levels of industrial distribution executives, mid-level managers and salespeople. Other top items featured Fastenal and Grainger.
7.22.2016
9:35am
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At first glance, the DTSA might not be considered that big of a deal; however, the intent of the law, and its long term effects, should have a significant impact on the arsenal of U.S.-based companies to combat trade secret theft.
by Fred Mendelsohn
7.22.2016
9:02am
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In this third and final installment, see the factors affecting compensation and overall satisfaction levels of sales and sales management employees from our recent readership survey of industrial distributors.
7.22.2016
9:01am
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Lewis-Goetz has published a new brochure highlighting its complete array of products and services for the rental industry in the North America.
7.21.2016
5:11pm
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June's readings indicate that the overall industrial economy continues to expand, and at a faster rate for manufacturers and slower for distributors compared to May. See comments from distributors and manufacturers on their thoughts regarding the past...
7.21.2016
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The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo, held Oct. 25-27 in Las Vegas, has expanded programs to create better connections for exhibitors and attendees, including a newly-launched “Rising Star” program.
7.21.2016
4:28pm
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The company — formerly known as United Stationers — offset lower industrial and jan/san sales with higher sales in office products and automotive.
7.21.2016
12:20pm
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ITW's welding segment seeing an 11 percent organic sales decline from a year ago, but growth in its other six segments was enough to produce another solid sales and profit year for the company.
7.21.2016
10:59am
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Snap-on continues to grow sales and profit by solid margins during tough economic conditions, with its tools group posting year-over-year organic sales growth of 5.8 percent.
7.21.2016
10:42am
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SKF says its recent cost reduction moves are materializing according to plan, while it expects Q3 product demand to be seasonally weaker.
7.21.2016
10:11am
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Lawson attributed weaker sales to current industrial market conditions and said its lower profit was driven by the recent expansion of its sales force.
7.21.2016
9:40am
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Implementing next-generation ERP tools and solutions may seem like a major step for some, but they offer immense value for wholesalers and distributors in today's business environment. Stefan Hoffmann of itelligence explains.
by Stefan Hoffmann
7.21.2016
9:00am
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Applied Mexico and subsidiary RODENSA Mexico have completed a product changeover to ContiTech as a primary supplier in Mexico for industrial hoses, hydraulics, power transmission belts and certain other products.
by ContiTech
7.20.2016
10:27am
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Motion Industries will expand further with the addition of Chesapeake, VA-based OBBCO Safety...
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7.20.2016
9:51am
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